The Oregonian recently reported on adoptees' efforts around the country to obtain legal access to their original birth certificates. As reported by The Oregonian, adoptees have unrestricted access to their original birth certificates in nine states: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Kansas and Maine, while 20 other states provide some form of limited access to original birth records. Legislative efforts to increase adoptees' access to their original birth records are currently underway in Florida, New York, California and Texas.
The Oregonian's article can be viewed here.
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